Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Persepolis in the Oriental Institute 2003-2004 Annual Report

Oriental Institute 2003-2004 Annual Report is now online. It includes the following article:

Persepolis Fortification Tablets, By Gil J. Stein
In late April–early May 2004, I had the privilege of helping to work toward the fulfillment of a seventy-year-old promise made by the Oriental Institute to the people of Iran by returning 300 clay tablets from the larger body of Persepolis Fortification Tablets that had been on long-term loan to the Oriental Institute for study and publication. The texts on these tablets have extraordinary importance for our understanding of the Persian empire and ancient Iran...

For a report of the progress of the project four years later, see Persepolis Fortification Archive Project Annual Report 2007-2008, by Matthew W. Stolper.